Kayron Gracie the grandson of Gracie jiu jitsu founder Carlos Gracie Senior. He is also the son of Carlos Gracie Junior and an important BJJ competitor of his own merit, having won prestigious tournaments such as the Pan American championship and the world championship. A member of the Gracie Barra academy (which his father founded), Kayron Gracie is a continuation of the Gracie Family’s dominance in the sport of jiu jitsu.
Kayron Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Kayron Gracie
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Kayron Gracie
Main Competitive Achievements:
- IBJJF World Champion (2008 brown)
- IBJJF Pan American Champion (2010 black, 2007 purple, 2006 blue)
- IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2007 purple)
- IBJJF/JBJJF Asian Open Champion (2017)
- IBJJF Boston Open Champion (2015)
- IBJJF Brazilian National Juvenile Champion (2004 blue, 2003 orange, 2001, 2000 & 1998 yellow)
- IBJJF World Silver Medallist (2009 brown)
- IBJJF World Bronze Medallist (2010 black)
- IBJJF Pan American Bronze Medallist (2008 brown)
Favourite Position/Technique: Lapel Chokes and Spider Guard
Weight Division: Meio Pesado
Team/Association: Gracie Barra
Kayron Gracie Biography
Kayron Gracie was born on the 4th of May, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. He is the oldest son of CBJJ (Confederacao de Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – aka IBJJ) president “Carlinhos” Gracie who is also the founder of Gracie Barra – one of Jiu Jitsu’s strongest teams. Though his first sporting passion lied with surfing, Kayron also started training BJJ from a very young age, competing for the first time when he was 9 years old at the Brasileiro (Brazilian National Championship), a competition he would win the following year as a junior yellow belt.
When Kayron was 17 years old, he moved to the United States, where he continued to compete (and win) while also beginning a career as a coaching member of the Gracie Barra team. Though he received his black belt from the hands of his father (on October 2009), the main responsible for Krayon’s tuition in the sport throughout his life was Marcio Feitosa. Marcio was also his main inspiration as a fighter when growing up.
In 2008 Kayron Gracie showed true toughness at the Mundial (World Championship). He fought in the Open Weight, and after a gruelling fight where he was pushed to the limit and ended up puking outside the arena after the win, he returned to the mat in exhaustion to fight Joao Assis (a fight he ended losing). Though he did not medal in the absolute, he did manage to win his weight class.
Kayron Gracie Grappling Record
- BY DQ
5 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Kayron Gracie Fight History
|2697||Marcelo GarciaMarcelo Garcia||L||Pts: 5x0||World Champ.||82KG||SF||2010|
|3327||Davi RamosDavi Ramos||L||Calf slicer||NoGi Pan Ams||ABS||F||2011|
|4150||Rafael LovatoRafael Lovato||L||Kimura||Metamoris||ABS||SPF||2012|
|4593||Marcelo Lapela||L||Guillotine||Pan American||82KG||4F||2013|
|7019||Jonathan SatavaJonathan Satava||L||North South Choke||NY Spring Open||82KG||SF||2015|
|2550||Diego Gamonal||W||Cross choke||Pan American||82KG||R1||2010|
|2553||Marcelo MafraMarcelo Mafra||W||N/A||Pan American||82KG||4F||2010|
|2555||Sergio MoraesSergio Moraes||W||Pts: 2x2, Adv||Pan American||82KG||SF||2010|
|2557||Abmar BarbosaAbmar Barbosa||W||Pts: 6x4||Pan American||82KG||F||2010|
|3637||Diogo Silva||W||Ezekiel||Pan American||88KG||4F||2012|
|3639||Diogo AlmeidaDiogo Almeida||W||Pts: 6x2||Pan American||88KG||SF||2012|
|3641||Vitor ToledoVitor Toledo||W||Choke from back||Pan American||88KG||F||2012|
|4586||Romulo Melo||W||N/A||Pan American||82KG||R2||2013|
|7017||Phil Miller||W||N/A||NY Spring Open||82KG||4F||2015|
|7295||Sean Fisher||W||Points||Boston Spring Open||82KG||SF||2015|
|7296||Brian BeauryBrian Beaury||W||Botinha||Boston Spring Open||82KG||F||2015|
|13693||Young Kim||W||N/A||Asian Open||82KG||4F||2017|
|13695||Javier Valenciano||W||N/A||Asian Open||82KG||SF||2017|
|13696||Nathan MendelsohnNathan Mendelsohn||W||Arm in Ezekiel||Asian Open||82KG||F||2017|
Kayron Gracie vs Renan Chavez
Kayron Gracie vs Joao Assis
About his lineage… It's not accurated. Think correct is: Carlos Gracie Sr > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr…
Rolls Gracie taught Carlinhos.
esse Jiu Jitsu tá afiado, heim?
Eu tive a honra de testemunhar alguns dos anos de dedicação e treinos na busca desse aperfeiçoamento.
2011 Kayron Gracie
Campeão Panamericano No Gi Meio Pesado
E Vice Campeão Panamericano No Gi Absoluto
2012 Kayron Gracie
Campeão Panamericano Meio Pesado
It is known among bjj circles that Bruno Alves let Kayron have the victory instead of fighting him (closed out essentially) as he knew he could beat him in the finals at the 2008 worlds (brown).